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What Artwork Would Make You Feel Welcome in Shute Park?

Give Your Input in the City’s Shute Park Artwork Survey

Post Date:09/04/2018 3:30 pm

Alicia de Jesus Hernandez gathers input croppedThe City of Hillsboro’s Public Art Program is asking residents for input in planning for new artwork to enhance the experience of the City’s oldest park.

What will be the new landmark that identifies Shute Park? Will that artwork be a statue or an experience? An interactive play feature that is a kid magnet or a cool picnic shelter for the family gatherings you will always remember?

The Public Art Program’s staff have been surveying the community at many public events. They have shown images of statues, artistic play structures, seating, or gazebos, asking for people’s preferences.

In the public outreach, many have voiced the desire to honor Native American culture, following on the former statue, “Chief Kno-Tah,” expressing a preference for “A new sculpture that would identify and not forget the park of the Indian.”

When thinking about a sculpture, people have suggested “A landmark that people can drive by and notice,” or a “Photo op (something to make people want to take pics with it).”

The suggestion of an artist-designed play structure or gathering space sparked enthusiasm with comments like, “Having a gathering place would help bring a community together.”

A new online survey invites everyone to weigh in with their preferences by the end of September. Add your voice to the conversation by taking the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q6FD5VZ or through the link on the website www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt.

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